The folks over at TV Squad have confirmed an earlier AICN report that former Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller has left NBC’s Heroes for the second, and presumably last, time in order to pursue those infamous “other projects.” Which, according to further reporting on this by EW’s Daivd Ausiello, might actually be the case.
According to Ausiello, Fuller left Heroes to focus on developing two other project for NBC and not, as had been reported at various places, due to “creative differences” with series creator Tim Kring.
“I’m crafting two pilots right now and it’s a lot of work,” admitted Fuller, who has an overall deal with NBC. “It was just too hard to [juggle] Heroes and my development; something had to give.”
Fuller, who returned to Heroes last December after ABC canceled his show, was considered one of the key reasons why Heroes seemed to find its way a bit towards the end of the last season. Not ever having seen his other show, I can’t say for sure one way or the other if his influence helped Heroes.
Still, something must have happend because the show did get better. if it was Fuller, then his departure makes me worry about how Heroes will be when it returns. Guess we’ll find out soon enough. The new season of Heroes kicks off this Fall on a new night and time: Mondays at 8/7c.